Commit c79a57b0 authored by David Cole's avatar David Cole Committed by Kitware Robot

Merge topic 'CPack-updateCommonDoc'

6ad0f040 Update CPackConfig template.
94a26930 Review and update CPack variable documentation.
parents 54225c07 6ad0f040
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......@@ -21,12 +21,60 @@ void cmCPackDocumentVariables::DefineVariables(cmake* cm)
"", false,
"Variables common to all CPack generators");
// Subsection: variables defined/used by cpack,
// which are specific to one CPack generator
// cm->DefineProperty
// "RPM specific package name.",
// "If not specified, defaults to CPACK_PACKAGE_NAME."
// "", false,
// "Variables specific to a CPack generator");
"Boolean toggle to include/exclude top level directory.",
"When preparing a package CPack installs the item under"
" the so-called top level directory. The purpose of"
" is to include (set to 1 or ON or TRUE) the top level directory"
" in the package or not (set to 0 or OFF or FALSE).\n"
"Each CPack generator as a built-in default value for this"
" variable. E.g. Archive generators (ZIP, TGZ, ...) includes"
" the top level whereas RPM or DEB don't. The user may override"
" the default value byt setting this variable.\n"
"There is a similar variable "
"which may be used to override the behavior for the component"
"packaging case which may have different default value for"
"historical (now backward compatibility) reason.", false,
"Variables common to all CPack generators");
"Boolean toggle to make CPack use DESTDIR mechanism when"
" packaging.", "DESTDIR means DESTination DIRectory."
" It is commonly used by makefile "
"users in order to install software at non-default location. It a"
"basic relocation mechanism. "
"It is usually invoked like this:\n"
" make DESTDIR=/home/john install\n"
"which will install the concerned software using the"
" installation prefix, e.g. \"/usr/local\" prepended with "
"the DESTDIR value which finally gives \"/home/john/usr/local\"."
" When preparing a package CPack first installs the items to be "
"packaged in a local (to the build tree) directory by using the "
"same DESTDIR mechanism. Nevertheless, if "
"CPACK_SET_DESTDIR is set then CPack will set DESTDIR before"
" doing the local install. The most noticeable difference is"
" that without CPACK_SET_DESTDIR, CPack uses "
"CPACK_PACKAGING_INSTALL_PREFIX as a prefix whereas with "
" a prefix.\n"
"Manually setting CPACK_SET_DESTDIR may help (or simply be"
" necessary) if some install rules uses absolute "
"DESTINATION (see CMake INSTALL command)."
"However, starting with"
" CPack/CMake 2.8.3 RPM and DEB installers tries to handle DESTDIR"
" automatically so that it is seldom necessary for the user to set"
" it.", false,
"Variables common to all CPack generators");
"Extra CMake script provided by the user.",
"If set this CMake script will be executed by CPack "
"during its local [CPack-private] installation "
"which is done right before packaging the files."
" The script is not called by e.g.: make install.", false,
"Variables common to all CPack generators");
# This file will be configured to contain variables for CPack. These variables
# should be set in the CMake list file of the project before CPack module is
# included. Example variables are:
# CPACK_GENERATOR - Generator used to create package
# CPACK_INSTALL_CMAKE_PROJECTS - For each project (path, name, component)
# CPACK_CMAKE_GENERATOR - CMake Generator used for the projects
# CPACK_INSTALL_COMMANDS - Extra commands to install components
# CPACK_INSTALLED_DIRECTORIES - Extra directories to install
# CPACK_PACKAGE_DESCRIPTION_FILE - Description file for the package
# CPACK_PACKAGE_EXECUTABLES - List of pairs of executables and labels
# CPACK_PACKAGE_FILE_NAME - Name of the package generated
# CPACK_PACKAGE_ICON - Icon used for the package
# CPACK_PACKAGE_INSTALL_DIRECTORY - Name of directory for the installer
# CPACK_PACKAGE_NAME - Package project name
# CPACK_PACKAGE_VENDOR - Package project vendor
# CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION - Package project version
# CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION_MAJOR - Package project version (major)
# CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION_MINOR - Package project version (minor)
# CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION_PATCH - Package project version (patch)
# There are certain generator specific ones
# NSIS Generator:
# CPACK_PACKAGE_INSTALL_REGISTRY_KEY - Name of the registry key for the installer
# CPACK_NSIS_EXTRA_UNINSTALL_COMMANDS - Extra commands used during uninstall
# CPACK_NSIS_EXTRA_INSTALL_COMMANDS - Extra commands used during install
# included. The list of available CPACK_xxx variables and their associated
# documentation may be obtained using
# cpack --help-variable-list
# Some variables are common to all generators (e.g. CPACK_PACKAGE_NAME)
# and some are specific to a generator
# (e.g. CPACK_NSIS_EXTRA_INSTALL_COMMANDS). The generator specific variables
# usually begin with CPACK_<GENNAME>_xxxx.
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